Over my career in scientific writing and editing, I’ve found many helpful lists, tips, and resources that I’ve gathered here for your reference.
At the 2014 AAAS meeting, Barbara Gastel presented “Editing Your Own Papers and Proposals: How to Wow Reviewers and Aid Readers.” See the handout [pdf] from this session that includes editing checklists.
Here’s an editing checklist [pdf] from Grammar Girl that comes in handy when writing or editing your own work.
Ten writing tips for ESL academic authors from Text and Academic Authors.
“Rookie Mistakes That Even Veterans Make” [pdf] was presented by Bill Walsh of The Washington Post at the American Copy Editors Society meeting in 2014.
Last but not least, see what happens when medical writing and editing go wrong with the Dizzy Awards 2012.